Karolinska institutet (KI) and the Mayo clinic in the USA have collaborated and held conferences every year, for over 20 years now. The purpose of the organisation is to integrate medical education and research with health care. The initial topics that the two institutions shared their research and work on was essentially metabolism, nutrition and… Read More The annual KI- Mayo clinic conference
Today the Global Health Master’s class of 2018 begins their introduction week and soon one member of the cohort will take over my responsibilities as digital ambassador. It is therefore time for me to pass on the baton and move on to new adventures. Before doing so, I would like to take this opportunity to… Read More Signing off
Swedes look forward to summer and many take the bulk of their holiday at that time of year – In fact, by law Swedes have the right to 4 weeks of consecutive holiday during the months of June, July and August! However, sometimes (or should we say more often than not?) summer does not materialise.… Read More A place in the sun
I am a Swede by proxy, having moved to the country, married a Swede and had Swedish(ish) children. For me, Sweden has its pros and cons. The main disadvantage is the winter – the very long, dark, cold winter. Having grown up in Kenya, this has been a huge challenge. In fact, instead of getting… Read More Jordgubbar, syrener, bastu & bad & loppis
This course was run by Professor Cecilia Magnusson, a research group leader for prevention, intervention, and mechanisms in public health as well as the director of the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Stockholm Country Council. One of her biggest projects is the Stockholm Public Health Cohort, a prospective study in the Stockholm… Read More Course review: Applied Epidemiology I- Distribution of Health
As I was going through some TedTalks online and doing some fact-checking on Sweden, for procrastination purposes of course, I came across the “Good Country Index” and immediately became intrigued. The Good Country Index tries to measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race, relative to its size… Read More Is Sweden a “good” country? Yes, it is currently the best at it. You don’t believe me? Maybe you will believe the rankings.
You hand in your thesis and breathe a sigh of relief. Then you realize that it is not over yet. The next and final step of the Master’s program is to present your work in front of the class, the course leaders and the examiners. Here I will demystify the process so that you won’t… Read More Thesis Defense
My 12-week internship at WHO started on May 1st, 2017. Within this couple of weeks, I have grown to learn that this experience does not only enrich your technical skills, but has all the chances of influencing the way you perceive the world and, most importantly, bring you closer to get to know yourself. Now that my HEPM class of 2015-2017… Read More Internship at the WHO Regional Office for Europe – overview.
At the beginning of the course, I couldn’t imagine getting to the point where I would sit back and look at the final product – 48 pages, written by me and ready for delivery. But I did it! I submitted my thesis on time and want to share some tips on how I got there… Read More Thesis submission – 5 tips to getting there safely
I am now past the middle of the thesis writing process (submission date May 18!) and would like to write a post about how students of the Global Health Master’s programme are prepared for this challenging task. The path to thesis submission starts at the beginning of the academic year, with classes in qualitative and quantitative methodology and… Read More The Thesis Writing Process for the Global Health Master’s Programme